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We all want and deserve to live in good, healthy communities.

And safe, complete streets are a big part of those communities.

Complete Street is one that includes sidewalks that connect to parks, bus stops and schools; streets where cars don’t speed by children playing; protected places for people of all ages and abilities to walk, jog and ride bikes.

Does this sound like a community you want to live in? If you think better mobility options for all citizens must be part of the City of Savannah strategic plan, make your voice heard! The City of Savannah is hosting meetings throughout the month of May to hear from citizens about the future of the city. You will be able to voice what matters to you most. Help make Savannah the best community of our size in America.

The Savannah Bicycle Campaign believes the city can do better and should prioritize its people — no matter their mode of transportation.We can easily and affordably make our streets safer in Savannah. Our priorities include:

  1. Policies that make our communities more livable by making our streets safer for walking and biking and connecting residential areas to business areas, for example Complete Streets and Safe Routes to School policies;
  2. Pilot programs that demonstrate the benefits of Complete Streets, strengthen communities and keep everyone safer;
  3. Completing the long-awaited Truman Linear Park Trail and developing a plan to expand multi-use paths and trails throughout the city to provide connectivity between neighborhoods and to other important destinations;
  4. Holding City staff accountable for making the necessary changes to our roads that increase safety for all road users, reduce crashes and promote transportation options in all neighborhoods — not just the ones with the loudest voices.

To find out how you can help with promoting people-powered mobility in Savannah, contact info@bicyclecampaign.org.

MEETINGS

District 1 Alderman Van R. Johnson, II

  • Monday, May 15, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Godley Station School, 2135 Benton Blvd.   
  • Thursday, May 18, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Temple of Glory Church, 1105 Stiles Ave.

District 2 Alderman Bill Durrence

  • Wednesday, May 17, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Ave.

District 3 Alderman John Hall

  • Tuesday, May 2, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Johnson High School Auditorium, 3012 Sunset Blvd.

District 4 Alderman Julian Miller

  • Wednesday, May 3, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn Street

District 5 Alderwoman Dr. Estella Shabazz

  • Thursday, May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Liberty City Community Center, 1401 Mills B. Lane Blvd.

District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas

  • Tuesday, May 16, 6 – 8 p.m.  –  Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn Street